Sunday, January 8, 2012

Steve Jobs 12-inch action figure makes the news!

When a 12-inch figure makes the news, it is good for 1:6 scale collectors :) Making it into the news all around the world this week has been the buzz about the 1/6 scale Steve Jobs 12-inch figure that is slated to be released in February 2012. It will retail for $99.99 and go on sale in February - Apple's lawyers permitting.

Besides being on our local news channel and newspapers, the buzz has been heard all across the globe with newscasters marveling at the amazing likeness and realistic skin tones. I feel like telling them that 12-inch Steve Jobs is NOT the first ultra-realistic figure that has popped up. All the ultra-realistic 1:6 figures released by the likes of Hot Toys, Art-Figures, DiD, Soldier Story and many other 1/6 manufacturers have been just as good. The news just didn't catch on. For all the marketing done by Hot Toys, none of their figures got any news treatment. DiD seems to have done one better because now their product is in the spotlight ;p

Click on the picture to read the article :)

Apple is said to be taking legal action to sue the company that is making the ultra-realistic foot-tall (12-inch) scale model of the late Apple founder Steve Jobs. Apple laywers have reportedly sent a letter to Chinese company InIcons demanding the company cease trading. Tandy Cheung, Inicon boss, said before the alleged letter, "Apple can do anything they like. I will not stop." Cheung says that Steve Jobs was not subject to the rules around likenesses of screen stars, "Steve Jobs is not an actor, he’s just a celebrity… There is no copyright protection for a normal person. Steve Jobs is not a product… so I don’t think Apple has the copyright of him." [source: dailymail]

The DID X InIcons 1/6 scale Apple STEVE JOBS 12-inch Action Figure will come with: One Authentic and detailed realistic hand sculpt, One highly articulated body, Three pairs of Interchangeable palms, One black turtleneck, One pair of blue jeans, One black leather belt, One pair of black socks, A pair of sporting shoes, A pair of glasses. Two apples (One with a bite), One barstool (wood and metal), One piece of ring, One piece of "One More Thing" hard backdrop.

You can view more pictures in my earlier post HERE :)


jason austin said...

I saw a thing about that about a week ago on the morning news in the bayarea. I was thinking the same thing you were saying "if they like that then they will love hot toys!!!!" Jason

alex teo said...

But only Steve Jobs made the news because of who he was. Hot Toys sculpts of Christian Bale, Arnie, Jack Sparrow etc would have put them in the public eye but I guess the media don't see them as important enough.